Apr 27, 2013 12:30pm PDT
need a lawyer? here's one for you. they immediately stopped talking. >> the judge interfered with the investigation. >> question. how big an embarrassment is this for president obama? >> i think it's -- i don't believe you can blame president obama. it's underneath him. it's the fbi. i agree with susan that basically this is a lack of coordination in all of these agencies. a lack of follow-up. something went wrong that was supposed to go right after 9/11. >> what's disturbing -- excuse me, i think we are going around the circle here. i don't think you can fault president obama on this. but you can look at maybe some of these procedures, maybe they can be tightened up. self-radicalized over the internet, which is what this appears to be. the lone wolf. this is tough to find out until -- >> don't bring these kinds of guys into the country. >> susan? >> self-radicalized over the internet until he traveled overseas doing god knows what for several months. a lot of these answers we may never get because as we were saying, they stopped the questioning at a critical moment. and it'
Apr 26, 2013 11:00pm PDT
woodward. >> -- written a book about these negotiations and did a lot of talking to the republicans. and ended up saying boehner and obama reached a deal and obama walked away from it. well, eric cantor, in his interview with ryan lizza of "the new yorker" a couple of months ago basically corrected him. he said, well, i talked to boehner and said it really wouldn't be a good idea to reach a deal now because then the issue evaporates. the president gets the credit, and he has a better chance of being re-elected. better to keep it alive and fight it out in the -- in the election. >> and it didn't pay off for them, did -- >> it didn't pay off at all. >> except they held the house but it didn't pay off for them in the senate. he lost two seats in the senate. didn't pay off for him in winning the presidency? >> it was a -- call it a riverboat gamble, i suppose you could say. because what cantor said in that interview was -- if we win it all, then we don't have to compromise. they didn't. but the reaction wasn't, all right, now we have to compromise. instead it was, we're still not going
Apr 30, 2013 6:30pm PDT
to take the reins there is janet yellin, the vice chair. she is who gets most often talked about as a leading candidate. some others are less widely talked about, roger ferguson, larry summers has the resume for it but is a polarizing figure. i think president obama will have plenty of options as he starts to weigh this decision in the months ahead. >> it does sound like janet yellin is the front-runner from the people we've been hearing from. tell me, do you think when it does come time for the federal reserve to pull the stimulus out of the economy, and let's say she is the fed chief, what kind of job do you think she'll do? because it's a very tricky -- it's a very tricky exit strategy to have to executes here. >> yeah, you know, the politics, the technical stuff is one side. you raise interest rates? can you sell off this bond portfolio they've accumulated? $3 trillion a huge task. but have i more confidence in their ability to handle the technical aspects than i do making the right decision. when do you begin this exit? when does the time that inflation is a risk, financial